Growing Herbs In A Square Foot Garden

Growing herbs in a square foot garden

I have so enjoyed my herbs in our Square Foot Garden this year.  I have been using them like crazy and   it makes me feel very Martha Stewart!  I bought transplants of all of the herbs this year. Dill, Rosemary, Parsley & Basil. The Mel’s Mix soil mix I use in my garden sure makes my herbs grow like crazy.  They really are no work other than watering every few days and pinching off the flowers to encourage leaf growth/spread.  

Herbs including parsley

I have especially loved throwing parsley into my green smoothies or juicing it.  I grew both flat leaf parsley and curly.  The flat leaf seems to be most happy & that has made me happy! Parsley is a very cleansing a detoxifying herb, and I use it in almost every dinner dish I make.

My rosemary is also growing happily. It is such an earthy and beautiful herb.  We love it on roasted vegetables, especially roasted potatoes.

Basil in a garden

 I grow a lot of basil every year.  I use it in my simple spaghetti sauce, to make pesto, and my favorite…tomatoes on toast ,which is an easy version of bruschetta.  I also use it in creamy avocado dip, which is a $100 prize winning recipe, thanks to a contest I won with Avocados From Mexico.

Dill in a garden

 Dill is one of my most favorite herbs.  I use dill on roasted potatoes and in quiche.

What are your favorite ways to use fresh herbs?
Cover of Mel Bartholomew's book "All New Square Foot Gardening"
This is the book I used.  Best way to garden! 
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  • Beth
    August 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I just borrowed this book from the library & am in the middle of reading it! Just purchased a first home about a month ago and super excited to start gardening but don’t know where to start. Square foot seems to take a lot of the work out-good to know it works well with herb too!!!

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